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Brown Bird is not a folk band

The Warren duo crank it up and get cerebral on ' Fits of Reason'
Brown Bird's David Lamb and MorganEve Swain challenge themselves (and anyone who still insists on calling them a folk band) on their stunning new album, Fits of Reason (via local label Supply & Demand).
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  April 08, 2013

Hey ladies!

Sarah, Kristi, and Roz = ready to rock!
Sarah, Kristi, and Roz = ready to rock!
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  March 27, 2013

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Herra Terra channels New Wave on 'Hyperborean'

Wired for sound
Herra Terra has a new label, new drummer, and a new EP flush with New Wave-inspired electro-grooves titled 'Hyperborean.'
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  March 27, 2013

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The 2013 WBRU Rock Hunt semi-finalists, Pt. 2

Ready to rumble
Congratulations to Lolita Black and the Brother Kite on moving ahead to the 95.5 WBRU Rock Hunt finals following impressive performances last weekend.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  March 19, 2013

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The 2013 WBRU Rock Hunt semi-finalists, Pt. 1

Mega-March Madness
Some local pros are in the mix for the 2013 WBRU Rock Hunt title.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  March 13, 2013

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Dylan Sevey & the Gentlemen let loose and roll with it

Open invitation to Join the Club
Dylan Sevey and the Gentlemen have been on the local scene for just one year, but the dapper rock/pop/barroom blues quintet are sounding wise beyond their years on the new debut album Join the Club .
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  March 06, 2013



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THR33 Piece Suit finds the perfect fit on Brand New Vintage

THR33 is the magic number
Last year, Rhode Island rhyme vets Chachi Carvalho and Swann Notty teamed up with producer/beat composer J. DePina to form THR33 Piece Suit.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  February 27, 2013

From Detroit Rebellion to Ed O.G.!

Forward, March
Last call for a double-stacked THURSDAY (the 28th).
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  February 27, 2013

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Theo Martins offers a guided tour of Wonderland

All killer, no filler
Make tracks to the PVD Social Club next week and welcome back acclaimed wordsmith Theo Martins, as the South Provy native returns for his first show since taking his talents to Los Angeles around a year ago.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  February 20, 2013

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More eccentric wordplay from ESH the Monolith

Naturally complicated
ESH the Monolith excels in the art of wordplay, slyly slinging pop culture references and rewind-that-back double entendres and metaphors drawn up for the purpose of next-level braggadocio.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  February 12, 2013

Shove the shovel

Dig out and dig in this weekend
Last call to get your sexy ass to the Parlour on Valentine's Day THURSDAY (the 14th) and get your grind on with BOO CITY and THE SILKS; dial 401.383.5858 for details.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  February 12, 2013



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Torn Shorts ripping and rolling Through the Mill

Ready for the big show
"I was never ready — for the big show," Torn Shorts frontman Josh Grabert howls.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  February 05, 2013

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Tim O’Keefe and James Franco are back as Daddy

Father figures
Resident godfather of the electronic music scene Tim O'Keefe and RISD Class of '12 alum (and actor/director/artist/author) James Franco comprise Daddy, back with a little help from some local friends on the PVD Remixes EP , which follows the duo's 2012 debut MotorCity .
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  January 30, 2013

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Funtime! Must-see music, comedy, and more


No life experience instills and embodies that Work Hard/Party Hard mantra better than college.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  January 23, 2013

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Ravi Shavi kick out the jams

Party starter
A potent blend of scruffy garage rock and doo-wop dance floor jams, Ravi Shavi's new self-titled album is an absolute blast.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  January 22, 2013

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Kristi Martel’s ‘avant-soul’

Divine introspection
Happy birthday to singer-songwriter-pianist Kristi Martel, who will be celebrating in fine fashion with a headlining set at the Roots downtown next weekend as part of the ongoing Luna's Ladies Night Series.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  January 15, 2013



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Poetry in motion: Rhody rap-tacular, part 2

Products of the environment
We have plenty more locally sourced hip-hop updates here.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  January 08, 2013

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Poetry in motion: Rhody rap-tacular, part 1

Mic check
Swagger-free, highly skilled hip-hop artists made some serious noise around these parts in 2012 and, judging by the updates we've culled here, 2013 should be another banner year for Ocean State hip-hop.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  January 02, 2013

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Get ready for looney tunes and merry melodies

Bring on the new stuff
With the Apocalypse officially behind us (the Mayans need to get their shit together), let's focus on what's in store for some of Rhode Island's finest musical acts in 2013.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  December 26, 2012

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From Punky to folky to sultry and more

Hear, here
'Twas a ball-breaking task trying to include all of the quality local music Rhody-based artists cranked out over the past 12 months.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  December 19, 2012

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A sneak peek at VulGarrity’s Funkeology

Serious fun
The Garritys are back, and this time Shawn and Tracy take the party from the graveyard directly to the dance floor like only VulGarrity can.
By: CHRIS CONTI  |  December 12, 2012


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